Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of History

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David & Charles, 2011 - Animals and civilization - 223 pages
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The 50 animals include the horse, dog, rat, whale, reindeer, beaver, flea, leech, dodo, falcon, oyster and shark. These creatures, great and small, have played central roles in the evolution of humankind, but they have remained at the periphery of our understanding of history. Whether it is an advancement in scientific knowledge, a trade war, disease and death, battles won and lost, or encounters with explorers in unknown lands, these animals have changed the course of history.

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User Review  - Am Y - Goodreads

Like other reviewers, the first thing that struck me about this book was the poor editing and writing style. The writing and research is subpar for quite a few chapters. Under the chapter on ... Read full review

Review: Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of History

User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

This book is essentially a collection of encyclopedia entries, which is what I wanted it to be. I liked the selection, especially that it included animals like the mosquito, honeybee, and cochineal ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Eric Chaline is a professional author, editor, and journalist based in London. He has numerous book and magazine credits covering a range of nonfiction subjects, including design, travel, and health and fitness.

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